Through its Business Continuity and Organizational Resilience sub-unit, PDRF provides capacity-building interventions and knowledge solutions to promote business and public sector continuity management in the region.
Public Sector Continuity
In partnership with the Office of Civil Defense and the Department of the Interior and Local Government, PDRF provides technical assistance in establishing public service continuity programs for national government agencies and local government units.
In collaboration with national government agencies, PDRF works toward awareness raising and the implementation of DRRM-related programs and policies specifically for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) across the country.
PDRF’s Business Continuity Program focuses on providing capacity-building interventions aimed at developing knowledge on business and service continuity management. The program targets Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) clients that form the supply chain of our corporate members and partner organizations. The overarching goal is to build resilient economic lifeline supply chains and fence line communities in order to ensure their ability to continue the delivery of services and products and to establish their capacity to immediately recover from disasters.
The PDRF Business Continuity Program envisions achieving the following:
- Developed awareness, appreciation, and understanding of business continuity principles and practices at the SME level;
- A more resilient supply-chain of major lifeline companies—able to prepare for disruptions in the delivery of services and products, and capable of immediately recovering from disasters; and
- A robust business continuity mindset that can be scaled up (covering other business function dependencies) and scaled out (covering similar industries and neighboring communities).
As part of the MSME Resilience Core Group, PDRF—together with the Department of Trade and Industry, DOST-PAGASA, and Office of Civil Defense—signed a Pledge of Commitment that aims to strengthen the adoption of business continuity management and DRR-CCA (disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation) for MSME development across all regions in the Philippines.
SIKAP or “Synergizing Recovery Initiatives, Knowledge, and Adaptation Practices for MSMEs” is an online COVID-19 recovery hub that aims to equip micro, small, and medium businesses in the Philippines with the right information and knowledge on how they can adapt and redesign their operations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe.
The platform also contains a collection of funding opportunities and projects by different organizations that MSMEs can take advantage of during these trying times.
This initiative is in partnership with the Connecting Business initiative, UN OCHA, and UNDP.
Visit www.sikap.com.ph for more information.
Business Continuity for Member Companies
PDRF provides capacity building programs and technical assistance on business continuity management and supply chain resilience for member companies.
Area-wide Business Continuity Management for Key Industries and Lifeline Utilities
The Area-wide Business Continuity Management for Key Industries and Lifeline Utilities Project is a private sector initiative led by PDRF and supported by USAID, which aims to make the business community resilient by developing a harmonized framework for the continuity of operations of different stakeholders.
The AWBCM project focuses on the DRR Policy and Practice sector with the components of Capacity Building and Training and Policy and Practice.
The province of Laguna in Region IV-A has been selected as the target pilot site for this project because of its several economic zones, ranging from industrial zones to technological parks. With its proximity to Taal Volcano and several active fault lines, these economic zones have high exposure to hazards that may affect the supply chain and employees.
The PDRF network is also present in the province with several Ayala properties and lifeline utilities such as Meralco, First Gen, Smart Communications, and Globe Telecom. Read more about the project HERE.